Eduard Beyer: Jazzy -  Spacey  - Oriental   - into Silence

I contribute to the Easter Impro Festival my improvisation with saxophones, flute and vocals. 
For years I have been playing in my own jazz band and I play at Contact Jams in Munich, Freiburg, Tempelhof and Glarisegg. 
I am a member of the Dance Theatre Performance Group „Soundmovers“ in Munich.

Eduard Beyer

As an Osteopath I am fascinated by "being touched" through sound and body, and I explore the understandable connection between touch-sound-movement.

Shakya: Sounds & Silence

This workshop is for anybody who knows or has a glimpse of the magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation: leaving written notes and preset structures behind – opening up to a deeply creative process, letting music happen out of consciousness in the moment..

With a little guided exercise we find grounding in our own body and connect with our senses. We will improvise together with an attitude of open curiosity, meeting each other vigilantly. The permission for all of us, to do it wrong, allows us to leave school traumas and the fear of being judged behind. Life will take us by surprise and unfold itself through us and our playing!

We will experiment with some of the following issues:

  • Listening - the key to the creative source in us.
  • Playing without knowing – music out of stillness.
  • Dissolving ‘you’ and ‘me’ – diving into the flow of music together with other musicians:
  • Rhythm - the root of connection in yourself and with others.
  • The courage to do it wrong – playing by following your own impulses.
  • Fear, shame and insecurity pointing you back to your living presence.

To participate in this workshop you need some experience with any instrument or your voice. It is not suitable for people who want to explore making music together for the very first time.

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Shakya Matthias Grahe plays violoncello, dilruba, guitar, keyboard, percussion and is a singer. Countless performances in classical ensembles and bands of latin, pop, world, new age etc. Live musician for silent films, meditations, dance and other workshops and festivals. CD producer and guest musicians on many CDs.